May 25, 2006
Those notoriously fickle audiences at Cannes have apparently given a big giant diamond-encrusted thumbs down to Sofia Coppola's Marie-Antoinette. After Lost in Translation became one of the greatest movies ever (uh-huh) I was expecting something at least on par with The Virgin Suicides.
However, for some reason (lol, take a guess) it doesn't bother me. It doesn't bother me that Cannes didn't like a highly stylised reinterpretation of French history. I am also delighted at what co-star Steve Coogan had to say
'"When you make something that's personal and specific it's inevitable that there will be some naysayers, and it's better to have that than just have a bland uniform response. I think it shows that Sofia is true to her voice. I've seen the film and it's consistent with all the qualities that make her films great in the past. People who like Sofia Coppola will love this film. People who don't won't but then they're not really under her radar anyway."'
Posted by Glenn Dunks at 4:40 PM